Caleb varsity VC loses wife
The wife of the Vice-Chancellor of Caleb University, Imota, Prof Ayodeji Olukoju, Omowumi is dead.
She died of ovarian cancer.
A statement by her husband said she died last Tuesday after six months of battling the disease.
The late lawyer was born on February 12, 1961 at Ile-Ife, Osun State to the late Pa Samuel Olorunda, a forestry officer, and Mrs Dorcas Olorunda, a businesswoman, both of Ikare-Akoko in Ondo State.
She studied Law at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and followed it with two LLM degrees from the Lagos State University and the University of Lagos.
She was an active member of the Centenary Set of the Nigerian Law School – the Class of ’86.
Prof Olukoju described his wife as a loving, loyal and devoted wife, and a passionate Christian, who sacrificed for his career development and their children’s education.
“Omowumi was the veritable centre of our lives. We are in deep mourning but immensely grateful for her life,” he said of her.
She is survived by her husband, four children, two siblings and a septuagenarian mother.
The funeral rites are as follow: August 13 – Service of Songs, University of Lagos (5-7pm); August 14 – Lying in State, University of Lagos (9-10 am); Wake in Akure (5pm); August 15 – Funeral Service and Interment at Oka-Akoko, Ondo State (11am).
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